While federal reform will result in new customers, a shortage of providers could make absorbing the millions of formerly uninsured Americans a challenge. CHCF reports provide financial and utilization data on hospitals and health systems, community clinics, physicians, and long term care facilities.
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Primary care providers in community health clinics are optimally positioned to address the initial palliative care needs of patients with serious chronic and terminal illnesses, and to address triage and referral to specialists.
Facing a shortage of primary care physicians and a large increase in patients needing care, safety-net clinics are realizing the full potential of the nursing workforce and improving the way they deliver care.
This two-year fellowship offers clinically trained health care professionals the experiences, competencies, and skills necessary for effective vision and leadership of the health care system.
With the aging of the baby boomers and gains in life expectancy, California's senior population is expected to more than double by 2040. Will the state's health care infrastructure be sufficient?
Californians use outpatient surgery centers for many same-day procedures, yet fragmented oversight makes it difficult to get information about these facilities and the quality of care they provide.
Painkiller overprescribing and misuse is on the rise. Learn how different sectors of the health care safety net are addressing this problem in Alameda County.
Recent business consolidation in health care has spurred a need to weigh the benefits of integrating services against antitrust concerns.
Emerging technologies are revolutionizing nursing. This series looks at how different innovations are being adopted by health care organizations to help nurses do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.
April 27, 2015
Researchers have found that patients often receive treatment in the ICU that neither matches their preferences nor is likely to benefit them.
CHCF sought family medicine and internal medicine residency programs to join an action group focused on safe prescribing practices for opioid-dependent patients. Applications were due May 12.
Despite the high volume of hip and knee replacements, data on device efficacy, surgical technique, and patient outcomes are lacking. A statewide registry aims to fill the gaps.
Overuse of prescription opioids has led to high rates of addiction and even death. Health care leaders discussed how to manage the use of high-dose opioids in the safety net.
A pilot project aims to prevent prescription painkiller overdoses by educating prescribers about naloxone — a drug that counters the effects of opioids and saves lives.
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